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“School Holiday Local Activity”

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Maitland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: MRAG offers in total, eleven exhibition spaces in three distinct wings across two levels of the art gallery. MRAG accessibility features include a lift, interior and exterior wheelchair access ramps and a sensory garden. One wing of the building is dedicated to children and education: the Art Factory fosters appreciation to the arts for the specific audience of children, schools, family groups and youth. MRAG’s retail outlet showcases the wares of local, national and international artists and craftspeople as well as objects from the Pacific and the East including Africa and Mexico. The MRAG shop also offers toys and decorative art from international destinations. Adjacent to the Art Factory, café Seraphine caters to a large number of patrons Tuesday-Sunday 7.30am-4.30pm as well as for functions in and outside normal art gallery hours. MRAG is now one of the most active and exhibition vibrant regional galleries in NSW with almost 3000sq metres of public access space.
Newcastle, Australia
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112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“School Holiday Local Activity”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

We have been to this Art Gallery a few times. Its quite average. Nothing too exciting. Does have a room for kids to draw and do activities. Entry is free. Can look around the whole gallery in about 10mins .

Visited August 2013
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Maitland, Australia
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13 reviews
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“A must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

I am sure all who visit this Gallery will not be disappointed. With great exhibitions, a fantastic gift shop and a great café it is well worth a visit. I love the building with its old and new. It is great that Maitland has such a great Gallery. There is easy parking at the rear of the gallery. I have done a reasonable amount of world travel and I believe the items for sale in the gift shop are as good or better than anywhere I have been. Call in when passing by or visiting Maitland.

Visited July 2013
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Dungog, Australia
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent venue, beautiful displays and exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

A surprising amount of material to view, excellent quality of displays, exhibits were extremely good. Cafe was also very good.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Kathleen153
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Maitland, Australia
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5 reviews
“Top Class Ar Gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Maitland Art Gallery is a top class region gallery. Exhibitions change regularly and have varied themes. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Stephanie R
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Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
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“A must see when in Maitland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

I am not usually into art galleries but visited because admission was free and I had time to kill. I was so pleasantly surprised that Maitland has an art gallery of such high calibre. I enjoyed looking at the interesting and outstanding artworks in different mediums, all in air-conditioned comfort. I was impressed with the imaginative ways they presented the different exhibits. The heritage building where the gallery is housed was magnificent.

The gift shop located near the entrance was well-stocked with beautiful, unique and high quality merchandise. There was also a café which was filled with customers while we were there. Parking is at the back of the building.

Thank you to the friendly and very helpful volunteer at the info desk who took the time to explain the different sections of the exhibits. Wish I remembered his name.

Visited February 2013
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